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Trump Meets With South Korea President

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea met with The White House Thursday to talk about trade and North Korea.

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By Griffen Smith | SOUTH KOREA

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea met with The White House Thursday to talk about trade and North Korea.

The meeting, though having a positive mood and optimistic standpoint, had many criticisms from Trump’s part. When talking about trade with Jae-in, Trump called it a “rough deal” with South Korea, adding that America has a 17 Billion dollar deficit with them.

He added, “I’m encouraged by President Moon’s assurances that he will work to create a level playing field so that American workers and businesses and especially auto makers can have a fair shake at dealing with South Korea.”

Other than that, the conversations were unifying, especially on North Korea. Trump called NK a “reckless and brutal regime.” Though Trump wants to isolate North Korea more than it already is, Jae-in also wants to restore some diplomatic relations. explaining the “right conditions” are needed for dialogue. Moreover, Trump brought up the “fair burden-sharing” campaigning point but not complicity telling Jae-in that he needs to pay or the 28,000 troops in South Korea would leave.
To end their summit Trump accepted an offer by Jae-in to visit South Korea with Melania later this year.
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